R&B music rising sister duo Bebi Monsuta shares their debut EP “11:11” alongside an official video for ‘Whinin’
It’s a sonic journey that showcases the band’s exploration of their unique ancestry and genre-blending discovery– fusing R&B, kawaii-hop, rock & Brazilian funk, over the girl’s emotion-driven vocals. Described as a coming of age story, Akira explains, “The songs speak about spirituality, vulnerability, owning who you are, and having fun in the present moment.” “It’s a fun manifestation of a hellvenly journey. 11:11 is a one of a kind EP,” Manami continues.
Manami describes the track as one that’s “about the 7 stages of grief after a break-up: anger, depression, denial, bargaining, guilt, and sadness!” // watch here //! EP opening track “808” // watch here // is a vibrant, feel-good celebration of self-love. “RäkStär” // watch here // is a bad-girl anthem that showcases their edgier side, the Monsuta of their name. “Onto You” is a sensual track about an ex-lover and wanting them back. “Deuses Falsos,” is Bebi Monsuta’s first bi-lingual record: a diss track to the haters while honoring their Portuguese-Brazilian heritage. The project closes with “Be Your Peace,” another self-assured and self-empowered track, a true testament to the girls and their message.
Manami, born in the Bronx, and Akira, in Manhattan, together fuse a level of energy and confidence only bred in New York City, with their Afro-American and Caribbean roots and Japanese and Portuguese-Brazilian heritage woven through the sonic spirit of the music. Inspired by a melange of genres, and roused from the music of Gwen Stefani, Vanity 6, Brazilian Funk and alternative R&B, Bebi Monsuta is a force of sounds from the fringe to be reckoned with — and in their own words, “unapologetically us.” Together, the sisters marry their roots into their self-composed music and bold visuals.
The new EP “11:11” follows Bebi Monsuta’s debut single, “Brazilian Sound” ft. ABRONCA which earned overseas airplay on BBC 1Xtra with Jamz Supernova and over 200K streams. Bebi Monsuta makes music for the outcasts, and the societal villains, the nerds, the condemned, and the abandoned ones. “We want people to feel motivated and worthy, we want those who listen to this project to feel that the truth is and will always be better than a lie. Stand in it, own it and be brave.”